Wilkie's slam helps Red Sox upset Baycats

BARRIE – Austin Wilkie's grand slam in the eighth inning broke a 4-4 tie and helped the last-place Brantford Red Sox knock the Barrie Baycats out of first place Tuesday night at Coates Stadium.

Brantford (4-23) defeated Barrie 8-4 and pushed the Baycats a half game back of Kitchener atop the IBL standings.

Jesse Fishbaum drove in a run and scored twice, Luis Perez had two hits and two RBI, and Anthony Rizquez went 2-for-4 with a run.

Mike Mueller (1-1) earned the win with 3.1 innings of relief, allowing a run on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Michael Bannon started and went five innings, yielding three runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Ryan Rijo went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run in the loss. Glenn Jackson had two hits and drove in a pair, Conner Morro added an RBI, and Ryan Spataro singled three times.

Brad Bissell (0-1) took the loss, surrendering three runs on a hit without recording an out.

Starter Santos Arias lasted seven innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Barrie dropped to 19-7.